Yes, you read it right, its my birthday, July 4th. Happy Independence Day America!
I will say, today has been a good day . We have a cookout every year on the 4th with family and friends. Its great to catch up with everyone. I am very blessed that I have, what I feel, is a very close family. I love them all dearly .
What royally sucks is , even still now, I keep waiting for my Mom to call and say Happy Birthday. I know, I’m now 38 , but damn, I still miss her like she left yesterday. This has loomed over me all day, and I can’t shake the ache in my heart. Ugh, sucks.
In other news, I have officially hit 2 weeks post surgery . I am feeling really good! I am pretty surprised actually. My right side is still tender, but that is subsiding as well. I have to say, I really hate taking some of my medications as liquid instead of pill form. I mean like recoil when I have it, can’t wait until that shit is over. I am still mainly on Protein shakes but in this stage, but I have been having other stuff too. Nothing really solid, but I have had protein bars – had no problem with them. I did attempt some chicken , small little pieces and I chewed very well, but that did not end well. Lesson learned. Since it was my birthday, and I could not have the cheeseburger and chips I have become accustomed to at a cookout, I opted to give my sisters pulled pork a small try. No roll of course, but a small scoop- I took my time with eating it and I had no issues! And it was delish! A scoop filled me up with was great. Birthday Gods must of been having a convo with the surgery Gods and must of been like ” ok, let her have this one” , lol. Also, I did not have any cake. I made sugar free chocolate pudding and had some sugar free cool whip with it. My daughter and nephew got me my bowl of it. They brought me a bowl full of sloppy pudding and cool whip all mixed together, bless their hearts. I could eat about a quarter of the bowl, if even that . Its the thought that counts.
Since my incisions have not fully healed yet – that meant I had to stay out of the pool – on a 90 degree day. Soooo, I got creative. I bought a little kiddie pool and filled it up half way. Created my oasis next to the big pool. I could sit in it with out getting my stomach wet, but still keep cool in the water. It was heaven. I was cool, next to the action and my nieces and nephew kept popping in keeping me company – all while obeying the ” Auntie no splash zone”. I just love those kids. ❤ The hubs even hung out with me for while in there until he defected to the big pool , can’t say I blamed him, lol.
Last night we spent with family at my sisters new home to see the fireworks in my home town. To say it as a scorcher, is an understatement. It had to of been at least 95 degrees and humid as hell on top of it. It did not stop us from having a really wonderful time. The fireworks were great and there were sparklers for the kiddos. ( supervised and very safe , just saying ) .
All in all , I can say it has been a great couple of days. Follow up appointments next week with my surgeons. Hopefully I will find out when I will be cleared to head back to the gym, cause I am itching to get working out.
Happy Independence Day Everyone!